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Revisualizing Burlington’s Ranked Choice Runoff

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Burlington Vermont’s 2009 Mayoral race provides a great example for visualizing the results of ranked choice elections. It’s the most consequential real-world case where a Condorcet winner beat a runoff winner (the legally elected winner), but where both beat the plurality winner. If you like controversy, you’ve come to the right dataset. There’s more about…

Sygnol Branding: Draft #2

The music in this video is from Rain Dance, the opening track of Herbie Hancock’s Sextant, released by Columbia in 1973. I’m hoping to brand Sygnol (AimsPoll’s API provider) with music from the whole album, using snips for lead ins, interludes, promos, and tone. YouTube already permits me to mix and replay this music. But…

Champions of Democracy at Fairvote

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Fairvote, a leading proponent of ranked choice voting, has been running a series of events to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It all culminates in the Champions of Democracy Awards Reception, in New York on Monday night. I think it’s appropriate to send congratulations to Krist Novoselic, who’s been serving as Fairvote’s Chair for nearly a…